2023 is the perfect time to set goals and plan for all the exciting adventures that await us in the great outdoors. This year, let's look to explore the natural world, even if we've never really been outdoors! Here are the top 10 outdoor resolutions for 2023:
- Hike a new trail every month: Make a goal to discover a new path each month, whether in your local area or a destination further afield. This is a great way to stay active and explore the beauty of the natural world.
- Learn a new outdoor skill: Whether rock climbing, kayaking, or birdwatching, make a resolution to learn a new skill in 2023. Not only will you expand your knowledge and capabilities, but you'll also have the opportunity to try something new and exciting.
- Get involved in conservation efforts: The great outdoors is a treasure we are all responsible for protecting. Make a resolution to get involved in conservation efforts in your community, whether through volunteering or supporting organizations that protect the environment.
- Plan a camping trip: There's nothing like spending a night under the stars. Make a resolution to plan a camping trip in 2023, whether it's with friends and family or a solo adventure.
- Try a new outdoor activity: The great outdoors offers endless opportunities for fun and adventure. Make a resolution to try a brand new outdoor activity in 2023, whether rock climbing, mountain biking, or something else.
- Take a solo outdoor trip: Stepping outside your comfort zone can be incredibly rewarding, and there's no better place than the great outdoors. Make a resolution to plan a solo outdoor trip this year, whether a day hike or a more extended backpacking trip.
- Volunteer at a local state or provincial park: State and provincial parks are a treasure, and they rely on the support of volunteers to keep them running smoothly. Make a resolution to volunteer at a local park in 2023, whether through a trail maintenance program or helping out with visitor services.
- Learn to identify local plants and animals: The natural world is full of fascinating plants and animals. Spotting them can add a new level of enjoyment to your outdoor adventures. Make a resolution to learn about your local area's flora and fauna in 2023.
- Start a nature journal: Whether you're an experienced naturalist or a beginner, starting a nature journal is a great way to document your outdoor adventures and observations. Make a resolution to create a nature journal and record your experiences in the great outdoors.
- Make a plan to reduce your carbon footprint: The planet's health is inextricably linked to the health of the great outdoors. Make a resolution to plan to reduce your carbon footprint in 2023, whether through eco-friendly outdoor gear or reducing your energy consumption at home.
We hope these outdoor resolutions inspire you to get out and explore the great outdoors in 2023!